Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV-Testing in Jurisdictions Implementing an Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan

Dates: 2011-2012

Geographic Scope: Nationwide

Client(s): CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Service: Training & Technical Assistance

Technical Expertise: HIV & Infectious Diseases

The National HIV/AIDS strategy lists HIV testing as one of five scientifically proven approaches to reducing the probability of HIV transmission. As such, HIV testing is an increasingly important component of federal and state agencies' operational plans for implementing the national strategy.

CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan (ECHPP) project provides financial support to the 12 metropolitan statistical areas with the highest AIDS prevalence in the U.S. There was incomplete knowledge regarding the extent of HIV testing occurring the 12 jurisdictions, which has limited both health departments' and CDC's ability to monitor HIV testing over time.

JSI worked with the CDC's ECHPP project to produce an estimate of HIV testing in the United States for 2010. The project estimated the extent and availability of HIV testing and related data; the proportion of testing that is publicly vs. privately funded; and, for those tests that are federally funded, the process by which HIV testing data can be shared with ECHPP state and local health departments and CDC.